Nearly 8,000 Afghan migrants deported from Pakistan

At least 8,000 Afghan migrants were deported from Pakistan through the Torkham border crossing on Saturday, as confirmed by a statement from the Taliban on Sunday.

These returnees encompassed 1,358 families, as reported by the Taliban’s Ministry of Refugees.

Another 12,000 migrants were deported from Pakistan at the beginning of the past week.

In response to the growing challenge of Afghan returnees, the Taliban said it has formed a commission to address the issue.

The commission, consisting of representatives from various ministries, convened its inaugural meeting on Saturday, October 28.

This comes as Pakistan has intensified its efforts to deport undocumented immigrants, setting a deadline of November 1 for these individuals to leave the country.